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first of it’s kind in BC. At no charge, it offers family a much-needed place to rest, recharge, and reconnect. The Cold Water Ranch Lodge is available to children and adults living with a disability. They are able to book a bedroom pod in the lodge and bring up to 6 of their loved ones (or their respite worker). Eligible guests only pay a one-time minimal cleaning fee.
Computer Tutoring for Persons with Disabilities
Computer Comfort provides the perfect starting point for adults with disabilities who want to develop basic computer skills. It offers one-on-one computer tutoring at no cost in a supportive, client-centred environment; a refurbished donated computer for the home, if needed; and ongoing support.
Benefits of the Program:
- Self paced, client centred learning
- Ongoing technical support
- A comfortable and supportive learning environment
Individuals can learn to use:
- Microsoft Office software
- Internet, including social networking
Contact us for more information:
- Munesh Raman
- 604-473-9363 Toll Free: 1-877-673-4636
- firstname.lastname@example.org www.neilsquire.ca
Cold Water Ranch Lodge
Respite at the Cold Water Ranch
The Cold Water Ranch Lodge is an accessible respite lodge that welcomes kids and adults living with a disability for a stay, together with their loved ones. The lodge is the
Disability organizations are able to book the lodge if 30% of the guests included are individuals with disabilities. A cleaning fee applies.
Corporate and other groups can rent the lodge for team-building retreats. The rental income will be used for the operations and ongoing maintenance of the lodge. That way thousands of families in need will be able to enjoy the lodge for years to come.
How to Book: To make a reservation for your stay at the lodge, visit: http://www.abilitasfoundation.org
My name is Kaitie Unwin – I am the Manager of Communications at Plan Institute – a Vancouver-based non-profit that works to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
As an organization that also works with people with disabilities and their families, we thought you might be interested in hearing about our upcoming Caregivers Retreat, taking place this Fall at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort in Parksville. The retreat is intended to give family caregivers an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while connecting with other caregivers.
If you work with family caregivers, or know of anyone within your networks who may benefit from this retreat, we’d love for you to share this information with them!
I have included all detailed information about the retreat below – if you have any questions or would like to speak to me directly, please feel free to give me a call at 604.439.9566 ext: 161.
Thank you so much for your time!
About the Retreat
This special weekend retreat was developed by and for family caregivers to allow for the chance to relax, rejuvenate and connect with other caregivers in a beautiful setting. The weekend involves a gentle schedule of activities including group sessions, nature walks, sharing stories, guided meditation, as well as alone time for personal reflection and relaxation.
All delicious meals will be included.
Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia
For more information, visit: https://planinstitute.ca/caregivers-retreat/
posAbilities’ 15th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale
October 10 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
posAbilities is proud to present its 15th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale on October 10 from 10:30am-8:30pm at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver). October is Community Inclusion month in BC and we welcome you to join us for BC’s largest disability art show! This year, the show features:
150+ artists with diverse abilities
Individual pieces and collections of photography, paintings, illustrations, pottery, glasswork, jewelry, fabric art and more will be exhibited and for sale
Live art demonstrations
Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome. The venue is fully accessible and ASL interpretation is provided. For more information, please visit: www.inclusionartshow.com
2019 Self-Advocates Conference
Leading The Way To Independence
October 17, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
To Register or for more information: 604-279-7040 or INFO@RSCL.ORG